The Sherman Antitrust Act was passed by Congress in 1890. The Sherman Antitrust Act was the first measure put in place to allow free trade without any restrictions, and prohibited trusts in order to end them. This act gave Congress the right to regulate interstate commerce. Any restriction on free trade was marked as illegal and could result in fines and jail time. The Sherman Antitrust Act was basically a shield to protect people from the restriction of big corporations; in addition, this act had an immediate, threatening impact on the dominate businesses in the economy. The Standard Oil Company owned by John D. Rockefeller had a huge restriction on trade, resulting in violation of the Sherman Antitrust
The United States, the only high-income country and one of eight in the world that has yet to mandate paid family leave (Haymann, 2013). Paid family is a benefit that allows employees to take time off from work for the birth of a new child or family caregiving. Currently United States offers parents the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) option, which guarantees workers twelve weeks of unpaid leave to care for a new born (DORA, 2018). According to the White house, 39% of full-time American workers have access to paid family leave. The 2014 National Study of Employers (NSE) from families and work institute showed that only 14% of American employers offer paid paternity leave options. Although these numbers are much higher than centuries ago, the
Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) what is it you ask? Well it is a regulation that became effective August 5, 1993 for most employers and employees, it provides certain employees to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave a year, and requires group health benefits to be maintained during the leave as if employees continued to work instead of taking leave. This FMLA information is online at (https://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/1421.htm) along with plenty other online sources. The FMLA history dates back to the mid to late 1900s for the fair and equal treatment of pregnant women and employees with medical disabilities having the inability to fulfill their duties at work preventing employers from using those adverse situations
Abortion serves as an alternative to those who face the highest costs of bearing and raising children like young women who have not finished school yet, couples who face the expectation of a child that will have severe physical complications, contraceptive failure, and those who are poor or are not able to afford children, especially, in the event that these children will be raised by a single parent. Abortion as a legal business emerged following the Supreme Court’s, Roe v. Wade, decision to constitutionalize abortion in 1973. Since the Supreme Court ruling of Roe v. Wade, the market for abortion has become an important part of America’s economy. For years following those decisions, abortion opponents have attacked patients, passing laws that restrict abortion access. Some of those laws include: requiring parental involvement in a minor’s decision to have an
At 21 year old, I identify as a Black African-American female in the lower income tier of Gainesville Florida. Due to my beliefs in a divine God and Jesus Christ, I am a Christian. All my life, I have been told by many to be proud of the skin that I was in because my ancestors and people like us were brave and courageous people who fought for what we as Black African Americans have now such as freedom. To understand how deep my lesson of wearing my skin proud, I have to make it known that I am Haitian, and as a little girl, I knew of Haiti’s history, of my ancestors’ fight for freedom, of the pride I should take in knowing that such people were part of our past. Than coming to the U.S, it was a different set of people that fought for freedom,
The main argument made by Jessica Shortall in her talk “The US needs paid family leave -- for the sake of its future” is that newborns are important to the economy. More Specifically, Shortall argues that women should have longer paid period of maternity, therefore they can properly take care of the future generation. Shortall says “…but that stance ignores a fundamental truth, which is that our procreation on a national scale is not optional. The babies that women, many of them working women, are having today, will one day fill our workforce, protect our shores, and make up our tax base.” In this quotation, Shortall is suggesting that although women are not obligated to have babies, these babies one day will make up the working class that
There is still a gender pay gap in today’s society can you still believe that? In 2013, the median woman working full-time all year earned 78% of what the median man working full-time all year earned. Women account for 47% of the labor force and they hold 49.3% of jobs. The pay gap was narrowing down but in 2001 it stopped narrowing and remained 76 and 78 cents. That 's how much women earn every dollar a man does. The pay gap goes beyond wages and is even wider when compared at workers’ full compensation packages. This includes things like health care, retirement benefits, flexible schedules, and paid family and sick leave. Men have a 52% of having access to paid leave, while women have 44% to access paid leave. Now access to employer-provided
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 was established as a requirement for employers to provide leave for their employees when tending to family or medical emergencies. This act guarantees that employees won’t be fired or replaced while away from work due to injury, serious health conditions, childbirth, or family tragedies. The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 currently gives employees twelve weeks of unpaid leave. The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (F,MLA) should grant employees twelve weeks of paid leave instead because it would better assist low-income employees that lack financial resources, prevent families from going into debt, and it lessens the amount of stress on employees.
Rosie the Riveter was the biggest motivator for women to join the workforce in the 1940s during World War II. She was an example that pictured women as tough and powerful, just as men are, when it comes to the workplace. Not only did it give men a better idea of what women are capable of, but it also gave women the inspiration and confidence that it takes to leave the children with a sitter or daycare to join the workforce. There are many reasons why a woman might decide to get a job, the most common being that the extra money is needed to support her family. Although a woman may get a job, there are many people that believe that a mom needs to stay at home because she is the only option when it comes to raising and caring for her children;
With that argument, how come women can't breastfeed with her body to care for her children? How come women are okay to sell their bodies and sometimes become too extreme for the public to see, but one cannot breastfeed for the welfare of her baby she loves and cares for? I would like to point out that all men and women are important but this issue is certainly taking the rights of women and mothers who gave birth to us and raised us at least some time in our lives. We need to help them be recognized again until they are not hurt or discriminated just because they don't fit to what ignorant or desirous young or old, and immature people stop having to spit out what they think to the woman who may be going through some hardship after giving birth. It is likely that women get depression after pregnancy and birth, it is common. We don't know what they are going through. Therefore, for some appreciation to women we know and love, we need to learn some manners to show to the society we belong in so we are not disrupting in any way. To help the society grow in peace and help anybody and everybody in the best of our ability. Also to be thoughtful and respectful to all men in justice and
Various countries passed a policy allowing families to take pay leave to take care of a sick family member or their new children. The United State is one for the few countries that does not provide paid leave nation wide, but states like California, New Jersey, and Rhode do. Although, with the presidential debates various candidates are ready to make a policy in which everyone is allowed paid family leave. Hillary Clinton wants to fund it by making the wealthy pay for it. Rubio said he will give a 25 tax credit to business providing them with at least four weeks. By doing this parents can spend more time with their children, building a better attachment. Many homes cannot go without paid leave, due to the fact that parents cannot afford to
The government is considering a draft amendment bill floated by the ministry of women and child development. This bill proposes to amend and insert new provisions to the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. It has been reported that if this draft bill gets passed in its current form, expecting women employees will be able to take a longer paid maternity leave of 26 weeks, instead of current statutory provision of 12 weeks. This proposal has definitely brought cheer working women.
Have you ever wondered how teen parents live and survive in the world we live in today? Amanda was a teenage girl who didn’t mean to get pregnant. She found out when she went to the doctors for stomach aches. The next day she told her mother and her mother is very disappointed in her. After a few weeks went by, she moved in with her baby’s daddy. The whole school was making fun of her and wasn’t soon after her whole community found out. She was being shamed for her pregnancy and couldn 't get a good paying job to support her new family. When she was ready to have her child, she went into debt because she couldn 't afford for the care she need for her and her child. Not soon after, she became poor and went into poverty.